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Old 27-09-2014, 06:28   #31
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

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As I write we are tied up in sivota Greece with problems.

We had the unit fitted a few months ago. After 6 weeks use it has stopped pumping out. We can hear the motor spin but the macerator isn't turning. Engineer coming to look at it ASAP.

We also get a little splash back at times and our unit has no hole in top of macerator.
The belt that drives the macerstor has broken jabsco part number 58541 1000. Comes in a kit with the pullies. About $50 in the us
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Old 27-10-2014, 01:47   #32
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The belt that drives the macerstor has broken jabsco part number 58541 1000. Comes in a kit with the pullies. About $50 in the us
please can you advice us - how did you get the wheel off the shaft that drives the belt. We got the kit but there was not instruction - only the data sheet - our toilet is making a knocking when emptying - and we are on our third fanbelt and we only bought the toilet in may 2014.
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Old 27-10-2014, 02:10   #33
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

Yes our belt has broken! And after just five weeks of use!!

I am still waiting for a response from the Greek supplier, re a repair under warranty but I did take the issue up with the UK distributor. A Luke warm response at first but after more than a bit of pushing plus comments about Jabsco should provide a world wide warranty I finally got a more positive tone.

I am on the case again today.

Potential buyers take note. This is a user friendly toilet but not a maintenance friendly unit. Beware!
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Old 21-11-2015, 13:15   #34
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

Mine lasted 3 days, the macerater no longer spins after hearing a grinding noise , but I hear the motor spinning.

I'd take it back but it was in my shed a year before I got round to fitting it.

I'd look for something sturdier
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Old 21-11-2015, 13:39   #35
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I have a belt and pulley kit. for one of these heads if anybody wants it
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We are on our forth belt in 18 months at a cost of 30 a time, and are going back to a hand pump toilet when this one snaps X biggest load of crap we ever bought X
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I have a belt and pulley kit. for one of these heads if anybody wants it
Is it free X if so I will have it please X
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Old 21-11-2015, 15:21   #38
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I complained and they sent me two belt kits for free.

So far no problems with the second belt. It has lasted 9 weeks of cruising this time instead of just 5 last year.

However, we no longer put loo paper down. We were told when we bought it that it could handle paper no problem.

So all you with problems do you put loo paper down?

And all those with no problems do you go for the none paper approach?
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

It depends on the paper...cheao flimsy single ply,no problem....top quality super strong, super soft, BIG problem.

Actually, neither would be a problem if more people could learn to use less than half a roll/flush.
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I've been told Jabsco is currently redesigning the belt-drive system. Essentially the plastic pulleys are not up for the job, given the torque of the motor. They (distributor in Netherlands) said to expect the revised model next year sometime.
I'm hoping this will be before the spring, so I can swap our current, poorly functioning one with a new one. Too bad I'm the one that has to pick up the bill.
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

A quick update on my useless Jabsco Lite flush.

From installation it lasted 3 days before the belt and pulley went.

From replacing the belt again, it lasted 5 days before the new belt stretched and started to slip again.

From replacing the second belt and pulley it lasted 2 weeks before one of the plug and sockets failed due to corrosion (not corrosion proof or fit for sea)

From repairing the plug and socket, one week before the switch panel failed (fill switch contact corroded).

I'm now stuck as I cannot find a replacement panel switch anywhere.

These aren't fit for use in a marine environment. 400 and a couple of months of use only, now mine will be going in the skip.
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Re: Jabsco 58500 Lite Flush

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A quick update on my useless Jabsco Lite flush.

From installation it lasted 3 days before the belt and pulley went.

From replacing the belt again, it lasted 5 days before the new belt stretched and started to slip again.

From replacing the second belt and pulley it lasted 2 weeks before one of the plug and sockets failed due to corrosion (not corrosion proof or fit for sea)

From repairing the plug and socket, one week before the switch panel failed (fill switch contact corroded).

I'm now stuck as I cannot find a replacement panel switch anywhere.

These aren't fit for use in a marine environment. 400 and a couple of months of use only, now mine will be going in the skip.
http://www.xylemflowcontrol.com/files/58500-xxxx.pdf

Maybe the pump head is trying to seize up. Or there could be something in the passage ways.


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Maybe the pump head is trying to seize up. Or there could be something in the passage ways.
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New hosing was installed, it's all patent. Macerator spins freely with no undue noise, play, or vibration. It's brand new. This is the last Jabsco toilet I will ever buy.

I have the schematic, but can't source the parts.
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Understandable!
I went with the manual Raratan PHII.
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I have the schematic, but can't source the parts.
This seems to become a classic example of a manufacturer ignoring it's responsibility towards it's customers.
I'm having similar problems like I said before I've been told Jabsco/Xylem is redesigning the drive unit. However in the meantime the stop supply to distributors. On itself understandable but ignoring the fact that there are xxx units out there from which a significant % suffer drive problem. No solution is provided until now and now communication from the manufacturer on what to expect. They removed the whole product including the spare-parts from the webshop (Xylem JabscoShop - Jabsco & Rule Pumps and more - from the experts) and ignore mail requests.
It seems we need to vote with our wallet here. Too bad because the toilet had a nice format and the beefing up the drive unit is no rocket science at all.
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